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SD Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show Underway in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre is the location for the 65th annual South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Tradeshow today and tomorrow.  The gathering gives members a chance to take in a variety of educational and networking opportunities and help set SDCA’s policy priorities for next year.  The convention kicked off Tuesday evening...
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SD DOT Releases Traveler App for iPhones

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Transportation Department has released a traveler information app for smart phones using the iPhone operating system. An app for Android phones was released earlier this year. State Transportation Secretary Darin Bergquist says the South Dakota 511 mobile application is another way to help people travel safely. The...
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USDA: SD’s Dry Edible Bean Crop Down 14 percent

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is forecasting a 14 percent drop in dry edible bean production in South Dakota for 2013. The South Dakota office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service is estimating the crop at 23 million pounds for 2013. Total planted acres for dry edible beans are...
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Pierre National Guard Unit Back on US Soil

(From South Dakota National Guard) FORT HOOD, Texas – Sixty-eight Soldiers of the 152nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, South Dakota Army National Guard, arrived in the United States today, Dec. 10, after serving a five-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Members of the Pierre-based 152nd arrived in Fort Hood, Texas,...
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District 24 Lawmakers Talk with Pierre School Board About Common Core Educational Standards

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The three members of the South Dakota Legislature’s District 24 spoke with the Pierre School Board and district administrators yesterday on the topic of Common Core educational standards during a legislative forum.  A majority of states across the country adopted the Common Core State Standards, which lay out reading...
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District 24 Lawmakers Hear Issues and Information at Pierre School District’s Legislative Forum

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The new Common Core academic standards and school finances were two of the main topics discussed at yesterday’s Legislative Forum, hosted by the Pierre School Board.  The forum, featuring the three lawmakers from District 24-Senator Jeff Monroe and Representatives Mary Duvall and Tim Rounds, was held before the board’s...
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SD Lawmaker Will Propose Repeal of Death Penalty

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state lawmaker who previously supported the death penalty says he will ask the 2014 South Dakota Legislature to repeal capital punishment. Rep. Steve Hickey of Sioux Falls, who also is a pastor, says he changed his mind on the death penalty after reviewing the Bible. He says he also...
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Water Main Breaks in Pierre Cause Service Outages in Two Neighborhoods Over Past Day

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A water main break in Pierre Monday resulted in an interruption to service in a western Pierre neighborhood.  City Construction and Operations Manager Lynn Patton says the water main break was reported on Lakewood Drive Monday evening.  More than 25 customers were impacted by the break in the six...
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SDNG Says 152nd CSSB Arrived at Fort Hood, Texas This Morning

RAPID CITY, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota National Guard has announced that the 68 members of the Guard’s 152nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion have returned to the U.S.-following service in Afghanistan. Major Anthony Deiss in the Guard’s Public Affairs Office says the soldiers returned to Fort Hood, Texas this morning. Deiss says the...
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DOJ Official Calls ND Meeting an Important Step

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A high-ranking U.S. Department of Justice official says Monday’s tribal nations meeting in North Dakota is an early and important step in protecting Native American and Alaska Native children. U.S. Associate Attorney General Tony West, the department’s third-highest official, is in Bismarck for the first public hearing of a 12-member...
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